State files no confidence petition over charge-sheet in DSA case

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 11:03, Feb 10,2021 | Updated: 12:28, Feb 10,2021


The prosecution in a case filed under Digital Security Act against 11 people on Tuesday placed naraji (no confidence) petition against the charge-sheet for dropping names of eight accused including Zulkarnain Shayer Khan alias Sami.

The prosecution placed the petition before the court of Judge As Shams Jaglul Hossain of Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal and pleaded for a fresh probe into the case.

Confirming the matter to BSS, prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim said hearing on the petition would be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Earlier on January 13, police filed the charge-sheet against cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, Rashtrachinta coordinator Didarul Bhuiyan and writer Mushtak Ahmed.

Police however excluded names of eight accused including Zulkarnain Shayer Khan alias Sami, who were allegedly found involved in false and politically motivated report, telecast by Al Jazeera recently.

The investigation officer pleaded to acquit Minhaj Mannan, Tasnim Khalil, Sahed Alam, Asif Mohiuddin, Sami, Ashik Imran, Swapan Wahid and Philip Shumakher of the charges, saying the allegations brought against them were not proved.

RAB filed the case against 11 people on May 5, 2020, on charges of spreading anti-state falsehood to tarnish the image of Bangladesh and creating confusion from a Facebook page.

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